January 29, 2019

NO FURY LIKE A PARTY SCORNED:

Former Obama aide joins Howard Schultz's team. Democrats aren't happy. (Dan Merica, Cristina Alesci, Rebecca Buck and Jeff Zeleny, 1/28/19, CNN)

Bill Burton, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, defended his decision to join Howard Schultz's team as the former Starbucks CEO considers an independent presidential bid in 2020, pushing back against suggestions that Schultz could be a spoiler.

Burton was one of the original aides to the Obama campaign 12 years ago and went on to be deputy press secretary in the White House. His addition to Schultz's team will lend the former Starbucks CEO credibility but it will also amplify the pushback to Schultz's potential bid from Democrats who believe it would jeopardize their chances at defeating President Donald Trump.

People forget that the original Donald Trump, Ross Perot, led the 1992 presidential race until he was exposed to sunlight. Mr. Schulktz is poised to run the same sort of aesthetic campaign but without the racism.

Posted by at January 29, 2019 12:00 AM

  

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